This volume contains selected papers from the symposium "NewResults and NewTrends in Computer Science" held in Graz,Austria, June 20-21, 1991. The symposium was organized togive a wide-ranging overview of new work in the field on theoccasion of the fiftieth birthday of the editor of thevolume.Topics covered include: information on neural nets, ideas ona new paradigm for informatics, hypermedia systems andapplications, axioms for concurrent processes, techniquesfor image generation and compression, the role of datavisualization, object-oriented programming andgraphics,algorithms for layout compaction, new methods in databasesystems, the future of data networks, object-orientedartificial intelligence, problems in data structures andsorting, aspects of user interfaces, a theory of structures,applications of cryptography, evaluation of Ada, results inalgorithmic geometry, remarks on the history of computers,and a novel interpretation of machine learning.In total, the 26 high-level contributions authored byprominent experts from all over the world give anup-to-date survey of almost all subfields of computerscience. The book is written in a style which is easy tofollow, and it is of interest for any computer scientist, beit in research, teaching or practice.
What is all the fuss about neural networks ?.- The new paradigm of informatics.- Virtual text and new habits of mind.- Axioms for concurrent processes.- New methods for image generation and compression.- The role of visualization in understanding data.- On the zone theorem for hyperplane arrangements.- Sorting, measures of disorder, and worst-case performance.- Object-oriented programming.- New algorithms and approaches for 1-dimensional layout compaction.- Query processing in spatial database systems.- How to find a minimum spanning tree in practice.- Current trends in distributed systems.- Object-oriented distributed artificial intelligence.- Trees - a personal view.- Supporting user testing in human-computer interaction design.- Labeled 2-structures.- Verifying and recasting secret ballots in computer networks.- Face traverses and a volume algorithm for polyhedra.- Ada - On the acceptance problems of a planned innovation.- User interface development: Problems and experiences.- Hypermedia - from the past to the future.- Let the fingers do the walking: Object manipulation in an NF2 database editor.- Smallest enclosing disks (balls and ellipsoids).- The first computer.- Evaluating programs formed by example: An informational heuristic.
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 13th November 1991
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.59